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They suck ass.

They really disintegrate the minute they touch liquid.


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Posts: 5239 | Location: Philadelphia, Pa | Registered: September 08, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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They're pretty good for snorting your coke or heroin or meth ...


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Yeah, we went out to dinner last weekend and got our first experience with them as a family. What a useless concept. Absolute waste of paper. The only way to make them work is to only dip them in the drink when you’re going to take a drink, and then shake out the excess liquid and place the straw on a napkin. Who wants to mess around with all that?
 
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Originally posted by P220 Smudge:The only way to make them work is to only dip them in the drink when you’re going to take a drink, and then shake out the excess liquid and place the straw on a napkin. Who wants to mess around with all that?


Nobody. At least the old-school paper ones were paraffin-coated. Single-use, sure, but they at least held up for that single use.
 
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They suck ass. ...
That's not how you use a straw. Eek
 
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They suck ass. ...
That's not how you use a straw. Eek


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When I was a kid, not only did I have to walk through the snow 10 miles uphill both ways to school, we also had to put up with paper straws! And don’t get me started about those little pull tabs in the tops of milk cartons that never worked right and the fact that the cartons only held a quart.

Plastic straws, half gallon cartons, and being able to form a pouring spout with the top of the carton was like the Second Coming.




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In addition to using paper straws we had glass milk containers with paper caps. The bottles of milk had lots of condensation and hence were slippery. Needless to say the broke easily when dropped.

I grew up thinking that only women used straws and with a group of guys we would always throw the straws to the side.
 
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I grew up thinking that only women used straws and with a group of guys we would always throw the straws to the side.


I'm guessing you didn't spend a lot of time working in restaurants. Because until I did, I used to think only women and children used straws, also. Just let your imagination run wild. I didn't have to, I saw enough to convince me to use a sealed and clean drinking surface when I dine out. You know how plastic straws often get served with a bit of the paper wrapper left at the top so you have to pull it off to drink? Yeah, there's a reason for that.
 
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They suck ass. ...
That's not how you use a straw. Eek
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Nope. I ain't gonna do that.



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I'm guessing you didn't spend a lot of time working in restaurants. Because until I did, I used to think only women and children used straws, also. Just let your imagination run wild. I didn't have to, I saw enough to convince me to use a sealed and clean drinking surface when I dine out. You know how plastic straws often get served with a bit of the paper wrapper left at the top so you have to pull it off to drink? Yeah, there's a reason for that.



Yeah my wife went into great detail about that shit. She also gets really pissed when they bring the lemon floating in the ice tea. Growing up, masculinity trumped health. Today not so much.
 
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I worked as a busboy-dishwasher for several summers for a chain called Jim's in San Antonio, TX. Jim's is like Denny's or IHOP. The cleanliness of the dishes depended a lot on the commitment of the guy who loaded the dishwasher. He had to try to keep food scraps, napkins, toothpicks, and such out of the machine. Also to change the water, clean the screens, hose out the interior, and such. Not all were diligent.

One reason that the restraunts that I usually eat at are Taco Bell, What-a-Burger, and sandwhich shops is that the product is delivered in one-use paper wrapping.


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My first encounter was over 50 years ago, they worked fine. Handled a real milkshake with no trouble.


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They suck ass.

They really disintegrate the minute they touch liquid.


Used to have a wax coating.


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Ok, let me get this straight. Paper is virtuous, plastic is now evil. Looks like the spotted owls had a good 25 year run, now it’s back to saving the whales. Got it.

Hey, would a paper golf ball still get caught in a whale’s blow hole? Anything to save George from getting wet.



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They suck ass. ...
That's not how you use a straw. Eek


Google “Feltching”



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They suck ass. ...
That's not how you use a straw. Eek
Google “Feltching”
Nope. I ain't gonna do that.


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...I grew up thinking that only women used straws and with a group of guys we would always throw the straws to the side.

That's the way I grew up, too, and I didn't realize until now that not everybody is old enough to remember it.

Guys were too practical to waste time drinking through a skinny, collapsing straw, when a Coke could be finished in a couple quick gulps. Girls were too concerned about messing up their lipstick.

Anybody remember trying to use two straws at once to get the job done?


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Only homos and communists use straws.


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